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Ticklists: 3 Star Scrambles - Northern Lakes.

Mark Eddy 19/Aug/17 Lead

Guiding 2 clients. Dreadful conditions. Strong winds, poor vis, heavy downpours, cold. All made for a memorable ascent on greasy rock all the way to the summit.

Tom McCabe 13/Jul/17 Solo

Up and down. Cruxy, found it easier down than up (used the corner both ways as you might stay actually on the ledge if you slip off, no such chance on the easier way!).

Hidden 26/May/17 Solo
Hidden 26/May/17 Solo
thetradlad 14/May/17 2nd O/S
Hidden 05/May/17 -
Hidden 05/Aug/16 Solo
klipkabouter 19/Jul/16 Solo
with Ollie
citizen6ix 19/Jul/16 Solo rpt

Stupidly hot day, still patches of damp in corners but mostly perfect condition rock. ascended in climbing shoes leaving my bag at the base, didn't consider that I'd be descending via lords rake... in climbing shoes.. won't make that mistake again. About 10 mins from mickledoor to summit

OllieF 19/Jul/16 Solo
Bean boy 07/Jul/16 Lead O/S

Really wet and a bit slimy.

maumau 05/Jun/16 Solo
Hidden 15/May/16 Solo
OllieF 12/May/16 Solo

Descent. Easy to see how accidents happen here!

with PeteG
Hidden 12/May/16 Solo
Adamski1986 05/Sep/15 -


citizen6ix 12/Aug/15 Solo

Unprotected dawn ascent, conditions clear and dry but rock still wet.. bare feet after fat mans agony for better purchase. slipped on less exposed higher scramble, fell 20/30ft in sitting position down a cascade of veg and slabs but gladly unhurt. continued up, great route but beware of greasy/mossy steps!

Wesley Orvis 25/Jul/15 Lead

Wet and greasy as usual

static266 ?/Feb/15 AltLd O/S

Winter ascent

Hidden ??/2015 -
Hidden 15/Nov/14 Lead dog
Hidden 18/Aug/14 AltLd rpt
tobyk 26/Jul/14 Solo O/S
with Andrew Knights
Hidden 26/Jul/14 Solo O/S
abbeywall 26/Jul/14 Solo

in descent

Hidden 25/Jul/14 Solo
Hidden 25/Jul/14 Solo
Liam Ingram 23/Jul/14 Solo

In descent. Horrible little step.

farmus21 18/Jun/14 Solo

BG Support

somethingelse 14/Jun/14 Lead O/S

Only short, and only the crux corner which presents any difficulty at all. Crux was slimy, greasy, and intimidating. Lived up to its reputation! Anna and Steph couldn't get up despite much wrestling and sitting on the rope. Mum climbed it much better than I did.

with Mum, Steph, Anna
Becks87 18/Apr/14 Solo O/S

Second ascent. Walked a circular from Wasdale Head via the Corridor route onto Scafell Pike, then Mickledore to Broad Stand & onto Scafell. Steep descent back to the car.

with Powsers
Wesley Orvis 26/Aug/13 Lead
Hidden 26/Aug/13 Solo
Hidden 26/Aug/13 Solo rpt
wildbill 26/Aug/13 Solo
wildbill 25/Aug/13 Solo
Hidden 25/Aug/13 Solo
Hidden 25/Aug/13 Solo rpt
quantized 14/Jul/13 Solo O/S
Hidden 06/Jul/13 Lead
tiga271 ?/Jul/13 Solo
tombeasley 04/May/13 2nd

scramble as part of BG support for Lycra Mike

Andy Chadwick ??/2013 -
wildbill 23/Sep/12 Solo
amaciejk 02/Sep/12 2nd

Gavin soloed then Alisdair and Ivan clipped in to the in situ knotted rope. I was belayed and pulled on the rope. Rock very wet but fun.

with Gavin
gav 02/Sep/12 -
with Anna
colin177 30/Aug/12 -
with Oli Hawkinsworth
adam clarke 11/Aug/12 Lead O/S
with Lynden Spencer Allen, Daniel Holyoake
arandall 10/Aug/12 Solo O/S

was done to get the scafell from scafell pike, used the rope (dirty aid climbers :P)

Wendy Watthews 10/Aug/12 Solo O/S

umm did more as a scramble to get to the top pulled on in situ rope

Stephen Shaw 15/Jul/12 2nd


with Matt
Hidden 02/May/12 Solo O/S
joermann 02/May/12 Solo
CraigMcAteer 29/Apr/12 Solo dnf

Turned round,vary windy

George Frisby 20/Apr/12 2nd
with Chris
stafford101 20/Apr/12 Lead O/S

Damp underfoot, crux move felt testing.

JackM92 ?/Apr/12 Solo

Short but sweet! The start can be hard to find (it is in a person sized crack in the cliffs)but once started the route is easily identified due to the well polished hand and foot holds. Only one real technical move but a fall would probably result in death...

Hidden 28/Mar/12 Solo β
Simonpeel ?/Mar/12 -
storky 17/Apr/11 -
Andy DB 16/Apr/11 2nd O/S
with Mark
le_grimpeur 16/Apr/11 2nd

Combined tactics required, horrible.

with Andy, Mark
Mark Eddy ??/2011 AltLd

Various times. Always feels tricky, maybe coz it's usually wet!

Hidden 07/Nov/10 -
Hidden ?/Nov/10 Lead
JRClay100 ?/Aug/10 2nd O/S

Poets Corner very wet more hard VS in mountain boats.

with S Fleet, M Denison
Richard Alderton 25/Jul/10 -

Knotted ropes, bowlines and combined tactics, supporting Kate's BGR at 7am. About E2 4c in the pissing rain.

lancashire_dry 16/Jul/10 Solo

Very wet, very slippy. Low cloud allowed me to climb without seeing how far I'd fall if it all went wrong!

crispy 26/Jun/10 Lead O/S
with Don
johnjb 05/Jun/10 -

Abseil descent

with Helen T, John Stockton
Hidden 16/Apr/10 Solo O/S
robblowen 12/Sep/09 Lead O/S
with Krissy
Becks87 ?/Jul/09 Solo O/S

Part of a fantastic long hill day from Langdale. Ascended as a way onto Scafell from Scafell Pike.

with John Titterington
Jonny M ?/Jun/09 TR O/S
Hidden 11/Apr/09 Solo
Hidden 11/Apr/09 Solo
birbeck 08/Apr/09 2nd
with Richard Heard
TerryB 04/Jan/09 2nd rpt

Please just let me caveat that this is how we found the scramble on 04/01/09 and make no assurances that others will find it the same. Also, protection is advised throughout the scramble particularly in wet, icy or otherwise adverse conditions. Enter `Fat Man's Agony' and scramble easily onto the platform facing you as you exit the squeeze. The Green route follows the first method of ascent and the blue indicates an alternative on the Broad Stand inclining platform. Turn around to face away from the big slab corner to look at the slight inclining on the right-hand side. I and my friends found this easy to scramble up but it is probably best to do this protected as there is a bit of a drop. Also, this incline can get quite greasy in wet weather as can the rest of Broad Stand. The scramble from the incline up and around was quite easy but this again could be protected. I found the holds fairly broad but the rock was grippy. Then scramble up onto the Broad Stand platform and face into the corner. The platform is slightly inclining so due regard must be given for that. There is a useful crack going up into the corner that it is possible to place toeholds. Up on the top of the corner, as indicated with the red ellipse, there are a couple of nice jugholds. One is directly on top with which it is possible to hold with the left hand and there is a nice jug going slightly downwards in the corner at the top in which it is possible to place the right hand. From there, I found it possible (I am 5 feet 5.5" (btw the .5 is important especially at a time like this ;-)0) to place the left foot onto the onto the inclined foothold, indicated by the purple eclipse, place the right foot into the crack in the corner and using the hands to pull, work oneself upwards. The movement is slightly awkward as it is not possible to pull directly upwards but rather obliquely. My friends found the blue route easier although some people prefer the corner route (green) since the blue route is more exposed. Also interestingly, both friends are taller than 5'9''. From there the scramble gets considerably easier although the feeling of exposure remains due to the incline. Please note in the photograph provided 1a, you can see a rope. In fact, there were two ropes available on that day. One coming down from the top of the scramble someway up from the end of the green line and another rope that had been thoughtfully knotted with loops. The problem is that the ropes and anchorage are of unknown quality due to age and weathering. We tested and used them on that day but it would be preferable to provide your own protection and not to rely on those ropes. The top rope is anchored by a chock above and the bottom rope by means of a bolt near to where the blue line ends. I and one friend abseiled down using the anchor having first tested it for security. 090610 Update - The bolts and ropes have now been removed by the climbing fraternity Please be aware that the description given above regarding bolts and ropes is no longer accurate.

tony wood ?/Dec/08 Solo O/S
boss 76 07/Oct/08 TR dnf
boss 76 07/Oct/08 TR dnf
Hidden 22/Sep/08 Solo
Katharine.eaton 21/Sep/08 Solo O/S

In descent - cried all the way...I don't think I like scrambling downwards!

with Dom
Warren Earle 24/May/08 Solo O/S
with Nev
dja 09/May/08 Solo O/S


richard s 24/Oct/07 Lead
with Kay Smith
jimorothy ?/Oct/07 Solo

In ascent and descent several times over years. The gimp who put ropes and bolts up there last year wants shooting. Who are these people? Poor old Coleridge would be turning in his opium-riddled grave.

with Rachel Crolla
Somerset swede basher 30/Sep/07 Solo O/S
with Jim Keeley
Hidden 11/Sep/07 Solo O/S
Hidden ?/Aug/07 Solo O/S
fatbuoybazza 23/Jul/07 Lead O/S

climbed at 7am, in cloud and showers... reason, assisting on the bob graham round... jist aswell, cos it was slippery as hell... a complete bastard in the wet!!

with olivia
d80f0u 09/Jun/07 Solo

Part of a longer mountain day including Grooved Arete on Pikes Crag.

with Alex
Hidden 28/May/07 Lead O/S
masa-alpin 28/May/07 2nd β

Actually I found this route to be a decent scrambling route.

with Adam W
petekeron ??/2007 Solo O/S
with Andy Parry
Hidden 31/May/06 Lead
Nigel Bond 17/May/06 Solo
Nigel Bond 30/Apr/05 Solo
Nigel Bond 26/Oct/04 Solo
AngelaC 01/Sep/04 Sent
Hidden ?/Aug/04 Lead
Hidden ??/2004 Solo
John Kettle ??/2004 Solo
Nigel Bond 27/May/03 Solo
BigHell ?/Sep/02 Lead

We descended the bugger, this being my second time here, it was a fun day with out too much efert .

with Gary
Nigel Bond 09/Apr/02 Solo
rlrs ??/2001 Solo
Hidden ??/2001 Solo
Jacob Ram 27/Aug/00 Solo O/S
mikej 22/Jul/00 Solo


with Nick Salmon
Gman ?/Apr/00 AltLd O/S
with Dan
Hidden ??/2000 -
roncaves 20/Jun/98 -

Assisting DPFR Bob Graham Round

with Gavin Williams
Hidden 27/May/97 Lead
Ian Archer 01/Jun/93 2nd O/S
with Adam Levett
babymoac 23/May/92 Solo

And a good many other times.

mike fenwick ?/Oct/91 Solo
Mick King 17/Mar/91 -
Paul Clarke ??/1991 AltLd
with FMC
andy gittins ?/Jul/90 Lead
with crofts
Hidden ?/Jun/90 Solo
mikej 06/Jul/89 Solo


with Mike Byles
mikej 05/Jul/89 Solo


with Mike Byles
mikej 04/Jul/89 Solo


with Mike Byles
Chris Ellis 17/May/89 Solo

Solo descent

with Dan Morgan
Hammy 29/May/85 Solo
Iain Thow 13/Nov/83 Solo
with Andy Sutton
Hidden ?/Aug/82 Solo
Hammy 15/May/80 Solo
with Rob Lawson
MikeDowsett ??/1979 Solo
Hidden 29/Jun/74 -
Sean Kelly ??/1974 Solo

Repeated many times both up & down.

Paula Hamilton-Gibson ??/1973 -
Hidden 15/Apr/71 Solo O/S
Pete Pozman 26/Aug/70 Solo O/S


with Tim Southwell
mikej 28/Aug/68 Solo


with Wil Hurford
Seymore Butt ??/1965 Solo
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